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Adolescence is a time where students go through huge changes, and sometimes school
is the last thing on their minds! Here you can find materials and resources to help
you when teaching teens.

Insights into the teenage brain

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Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Learning to Learn: video tips for developing independent teen learners

Laura Sigsworth
Published 18 May 2020
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #1: First day of class activities - getting to know your students

Laura Sigsworth
Published 13 April 2017
Juliet Starbuck
Insights

Adolescence and learning – the teenage brain

Juliet Starbuck
Published 4 September 2018
Ben Goldstein
Tools

Adapting the role of video in the language classroom

Ben Goldstein
Published 10 March 2020
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Podcast launch

Will Rixon
Published 8 October 2019
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Learning to Learn

Will Rixon
Published 18 December 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Communication: video tips to help teenagers develop their communication skills

Laura Sigsworth
Published 10 June 2020
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Critical Thinking: video tips to develop teens’ critical thinking skills

Laura Sigsworth
Published 24 June 2020
Nicola Morgan
Insights

Promoting wellbeing in the teenage classroom

Nicola Morgan
Published 3 September 2018
Simon Cupit
Tools

Teaching teenagers: project work and mixed ability groups - part 1

Simon Cupit
Published 2 October 2020
Kate Brierton
Techniques
Skills

Building compassionate teacher-student relationships

Kate Brierton
Published 17 January 2019
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Collaboration

Will Rixon
Published 21 October 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #5: Fake news? No problem! Getting your students to think critically

Laura Sigsworth
Published 11 May 2017
Nik Peachey
Tools

Classroom management for the connected classroom

Nik Peachey
Published 5 November 2018
Kate Brierton
Techniques
Skills

Sowing the seeds of compassion in your school

Kate Brierton
Published 26 October 2018
Olha Madylus
Techniques
Skills

Life skills #1: Developing digital literacy

Olha Madylus
Published 16 October 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Creative Thinking: video tips for developing teenagers’ creativity

Laura Sigsworth
Published 7 July 2020
Nicola Morgan
Techniques
Skills

Technology and teens – do’s and don’ts

Nicola Morgan
Published 20 September 2018
Daniel Vincent
Techniques
Skills

Learning to learn #2: Flash cards, spaced repetition and example sentences

Daniel Vincent
Published 12 August 2019
 Zoltán Rézműves
Techniques
Assessment

THiNK Thursday #6: The way to exam success

Zoltán Rézműves
Published 18 May 2017
Ceri Jones
Techniques
Language

What is fluency, and can it be taught?

Ceri Jones
Published 22 January 2020
Samantha Lewis
Techniques
Skills

Encouraging learner autonomy

Samantha Lewis
Published 19 September 2019
Nicola Morgan
Techniques
Skills

Readaxation and the power of reading for pleasure

Nicola Morgan
Published 27 September 2018
Simon Cupit
Tools

Teaching teenagers: project work and mixed ability groups - part 2

Simon Cupit
Published 22 October 2020
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Critical Thinking

Will Rixon
Published 3 December 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

THiNK Thursday #3: Get teens speaking through role play

Laura Sigsworth
Published 27 April 2017
Jess Hytner
Techniques
Skills

Image-based projects to raise global awareness

Jess Hytner
Published 24 October 2017
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Communication

Will Rixon
Published 5 November 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques

Social Responsibility: video tips for developing social responsibility in your teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 20 July 2020
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

Capturing the Teenage Brain: Insights into Secondary students’ learning and behaviour

Laura Sigsworth
Published 23 February 2018
Daniel Vincent
Tools

Teens together #1: Collaborative project work – the benefits of building towers

Daniel Vincent
Published 25 January 2019
Simon Cupit
Tools

Teaching teenagers: project work and mixed ability groups - part 3

Simon Cupit
Published 22 October 2020
Greg Archer
Techniques
Skills

Setting the academic wheels in motion

Greg Archer
Published 26 July 2019
Greg Archer
Insights
Pedagogy

ELT within a wider academic context

Greg Archer
Published 7 August 2019
Will Rixon
Tools

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Social Responsibilities

Will Rixon
Published 19 December 2019
Daniel Vincent
Techniques
Skills

Teens together #5: Collaborative project work – music

Daniel Vincent
Published 26 March 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Building rapport in your teenage classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 4 January 2019
Will Rixon
Insights
Pedagogy

Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens: Creative Thinking

Will Rixon
Published 18 November 2019
Laura Sigsworth

Talking teacher wellbeing

Laura Sigsworth
Published 4 October 2018
Herbert Puchta
Insights
Pedagogy

Motivating teenage ELT students while studying abroad

Herbert Puchta
Published 11 July 2019
Ben Goldstein
Tools

Keeping the screenagers happy

Ben Goldstein
Published 5 February 2020
Laura Sigsworth
Tools

THiNK Thursday #2: 3 tools to get the most from your presentation software

Laura Sigsworth
Published 19 April 2017
Will Rixon
Insights
Pedagogy

Encouraging learner autonomy in the classroom

Will Rixon
Published 7 August 2019
 Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Insights
Linguistics

Changing language part 1: From language research to life-ready learners

Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Published 26 April 2019
Daniel Vincent
Tools

Learning to learn #3: Ideas for encouraging learner autonomy when speaking and writing

Daniel Vincent
Published 1 October 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Language

Using role models to promote values in the teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 15 February 2018
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #4: Incorporating values into the teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 4 May 2017
Olha Madylus
Techniques
Assessment

Projects for teens in lockdown

Olha Madylus
Published 26 May 2020
Herbert Puchta
Insights
Experiences

Helping teens become their own life coaches

Herbert Puchta
Published 30 January 2020
Nick Robinson
Tools

How to future-proof your English teaching career in the digital age

Nick Robinson
Published 14 February 2020
Daniel Vincent
Tools

Teens together #4: Collaborative project work – museums

Daniel Vincent
Published 22 March 2019
Nicola Morgan
Insights

What we know about the teenage brain and what it means for teachers

Nicola Morgan
Published 3 September 2018
Samantha Lewis

Learning to learn for life

Samantha Lewis
Published 8 January 2020
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Fostering creativity in your teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 6 December 2018
Daniel Vincent
Techniques
Language

Teens together #2: Collaborative project work – each pair’s in charge of at least one sound effect

Daniel Vincent
Published 27 February 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Skills

Collaboration: video tips for doing project work with your teenage learners

Laura Sigsworth
Published 26 May 2020
 Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Techniques
Skills

Changing language part 2: From language research to life-ready learners

Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Published 2 May 2019
Ben Goldstein
Tools

The changing role of video

Ben Goldstein
Published 11 February 2020
Daniel Vincent
Tools

Learning to learn #4: Social media settings, graded readers and switching off subtitles

Daniel Vincent
Published 9 October 2019
Laura Sigsworth
Tools

Class project: Instagram culture collage

Laura Sigsworth
Published 12 February 2018

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